March 12, 2024

Fact Checking Joe Biden’s State of the Union Abortion Falsehoods


President Joe Biden delivered his annual State of the Union address. Mercifully, he was able to complete it without gravity getting the best of him. However, that’s about all that was good about it.  

As we predicted in January, the invitation of Kate Cox, who unsuccessfully sued the state of Texas for the “relief” of a court-ordered abortion after her preborn child was diagnosed with Trisomy-18, as a guest was a poor publicity stunt.   

READ: What You Need to Know Before Biden’s Pro-Abortion PR Stunt at the State of the Union with Kate Cox 

Throughout the dark and vindictive two-hour campaign speech , he praised the virtues of mass death for preborn babies.  

Some of the lies he told, however, stood out for their audaciousness – and deserve to be corrected and called out as such. Below are the top three falsehoods, based upon a transcript of Joe Bidens remarks, along with the facts that you should know. 


FALSEHOOD #1: IVF Was Banned in Alabama Because of the Alabama Supreme Court 

Joe Biden: …the Alabama Supreme Court shut down IVF treatments across the state, unleashed by a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. She was told her dream would have to wait.” 

The Facts: There was nothing in the court decision that prohibited the use of IVF – it simply required IVF clinics to operate in Alabama according to the Alabama decision. That decision stated that “In Alabama, the only statutes that mention IVF address the issue of determining parentage of children conceived through IVF, but they do not govern the practice of IVF itself.”   

Translation: this ruling would ensure fertility centers and IVF clinics are required to treat embryonic children as human beings to care for, and not to be thrown away like trash. And Alabama isn’t the only one: 39 states have fetal homicide laws and statues even in pro-abortion states including New York, California, and Massachusetts. 

As we wrote in a separate SFLAction blog: “The parents in this case recognized their embryos were children while the IVF clinic did not. Using the Wrongful Death of a Minor Act held up in the Alabama Courts because the Alabama Constitution recognizes that the preborn are “children.” 

READ: A Closer Look at the Alabama IVF Case 

FALSEHOOD #2: Republicans Are Trying to Pass a National Law Restricting Abortion 

Joe Biden: Many of you in this chamber and my predecessor are promising to pass a national ban on reproductive freedom.” 

The Facts: Joe Biden is likely referring to news reports about former President Donald Trump discussing a national abortion law restricting abortion after 15 or 16 weeks. The problem is that this kind of a law wouldn’t really do anything at all – over 9 in 10 abortions occur before 12 weeks. It’s also a wildly unpopular position that the Democrats are staking out. Our own annual survey showed thatonly 9% supported the Democratic Party’s radical agenda of abortion through all nine months without limits, up to and including allowing infanticide — the death of a baby born during a botched abortion. A separate Harvard/Harris poll in June 2022 showed that over 70% of Americans (including 75% of women) don’t want abortion after 15 weeks. 

READ: New Students for Life of America/SFLAction You Gov Poll Shows the YOUTH VOTE Open to Pro-Life Perspectives; Supports Services for Mothers; & Rejects the Biden Administrations’ Radical Agenda  



FALSEHOOD #3: Joe Biden Wants to Return Roe v. Wade as the Law of the Land 

Joe Biden: “Like most Americans, I believe Roe v. Wade got it right… …if you, the American people, send me a Congress that supports the right to choose, I promise you I will restore Roe v. Wade as the law of the land again.” 

The Facts: Not only do the Democrats NOT want to return Roe v. Wade as the law of the land, but they also despised the fact that Roe didn’t go nearly far enough. Safe, legal, and rare” has given way to “without restriction and without apology.”   

In truth, there is abortion record is as radical as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and their activist administration 

Their signature “healthcare bill” for women, the Women’s Health Protection Act, would allow abortions to be conducted up until birth nationwide, without any ability for the states to push back, demand taxpayer funding, and trample on the conscience rights of medical professionals.   

As many as seven states presently allow abortion up to the moment of birth.Even Roe, with all its horrors as the catalyst for an end to more than 60,000,000 lives since 1973 had some room for pro-life laws.  

READ: Of Course the Democrats Hated Roe – It Didn’t Go Far Enough  


Earlier in the week, we tried to pre-empt what we knew was coming andhosted a special panel of people who represent all the reasons the abortion-loving left tout in pushing for more abortion. Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins, along with former Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Bob Good, Ryan Bomberger, Dr. Ingrid Skop, Beverly Jacobson, founder of Verity’s Village, and neonatal nurse Kathryn Kerr told the other side of the story about dealing with and addressing fetal diagnosis, about navigating treatment, and about confronting prejudice against those conceived in rape. 


READ MORE: We Chose Life Webcast: Countering the Pro-Abortion, Kate Cox Narrative